"By converting to a Sharpsmart Collector, 
Container Related Sharps Injuries 
were reduced by 86.6%"

Peer Reviewed Study published in the American Journal of Infection Control


Safety through innovation that saves lives

  • An estimated 20,000 Healthcare workers have been saved from needlestick injuries since the Sharpsmart sharps container was launched
  • 5 Peer Reviewed Studies published, demonstrating and validating the Sharpsmart as a proven 'safety engineered device' 
  • Countless United Kingdom and North America based case studies of infection and safety risks minimised



Across five peer reviewed studies published in notable journals, and hundreds of case studies reporting significant reduction in needlestick injuries and reduced infection risk through the use of the Sharpsmart sharps container and other clinically engineered clinical waste products, Sharpsmart has asserted itself as one of the most innovative safety companies in the healthcare space. Case Study Results reveal:


What would happen if you put ‘Safety, Infection Prevention and Clinical Approach’ at the forefront of healthcare waste?


A. It would dramatically change how we see sharps and clinically defined wastes being collected, stored, touched and transported in healthcare environments. That is what Sharpsmart does… we see things differently, clinically, and with safety at the forefront of everything we do... 


With the direct cost of managing a sharps injury estimated to be up to £3000 per injury, fewer needlestick injuries, minimised infection transfer risk and more efficient clinical waste and sharps management will help your healthcare facility to lower its overall costs.

'Making Healthcare Safer' is the philosophy that guides Sharpsmart; we are committed to developing the safest, most environmentally friendly products and services available for everyone involved in healthcare. Our products and systems have been developed with extensive input and advice from healthcare workers around the world, including clinicians, safety and health personnel, infection control, EVS managers and support staff such as cleaners and orderlies.


Our primary focus is the reduction of sharps injuries through safer sharps management systems and practices, but our safety approach goes even further. At Sharpsmart we take into account other healthcare worker risks such as the potential for back injuries if collectors or accessories are too heavy or difficult to move, compliance expertise, and waste segregation solutions that minimise risk exposure and infection risks.



Safety at every step


The Sharpsmart system’s performance has been proven in peer-reviewed, evidence-based studies confirming significant sharps injury reductions and is voted “Best System” by healthcare workers.


Sharpsmart sharps containers arrived pre-assembled at your healthcare facility in bulk transport units; this eliminates staff time needed for assembly of containers, sharps injury risk from incorrectly assembled containers, and eliminates cardboard packaging.


Sharps containers should be placed as close as possible to the point of use. Correct placement of containers is an important part of the success of the Sharpsmart system. A wide range of accessories and mounting options ensures a Sharpsmart container is where you need it, when you need it.


Many healthcare workers suffer sharps injuries from overfilled sharps containers. Sharpsmart collectors eliminate this risk with their unique, gravity balanced safety tray which eliminates hand-access to contents and automatically closes when the fill-level is reached, thus preventing any chance of overfilling.


When full, Sharpsmart collectors are locked by engaging tamper-proof side locks which cannot be re-opened manually and can only be unlocked during Sharpsmart's robotic wahing process. This security measure eliminates risk of unauthorised access to contents in storage and transport.


Sharpsmart is certified to United Nations PG2 specifications for Transport of Dangerous Goods. No additional packaging is required to transport Sharpsmart collectors on public roads. In transport, Sharpsmart's purpose-built transporters ensure collectors are secured, suspended, and free from cross contamination. 


Sharpsmart collectors eliminate over 28% of plastic and cardboard. All collectors are washed through Sharpsmart’s unique robotic Washsmart which ensures safe and effective sanitisation to an extremely high degree of microbiological efficacy with zero harmful chemicals. To reduce water usage, fresh water from later stages of the robotic process is recycled back for earlier-stage use.


At the completion of the Sharpsmart robotic washing process, a final 2 stage quality check ensures that containers are clean and fully functional. Sharpsmart collectors are made with replaceable parts; any damaged components are removed, sorted, and sent to plastic reprocessing plants to be ground down and recycled.